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Police: Texas Tech student questioned hours before shooting

DALLAS (AP) — Lubbock police officers questioned a Texas Tech University student about a stolen gun hours before he shot and killed a campus police officer, authorities said Thursday. Hollis Daniels III was driving a car that matched the...

 

Police received report of erratic student with weapon

DALLAS (AP) — A Texas Tech University student confessed to killing a campus police officer who had been booking him on a drug possession charge, telling detectives he had done "something illogical" and that "he was the one that shot their friend,"...

 

Experts: Suspect in 4 deaths fits 'serial killer' profile

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A Texas man suspected in the cold-case killings of two women and two girls 20 years ago fits the profile of a serial killer because he chose his victims by gender and age, and derived pleasure from the control he exerted over...

 
 By David Warren    Regional    May 26, 2017

Ex-Texas nurse accused of killing dozens of kids in 1980s

DALLAS (AP) — A Texas nurse who is in prison for the 1982 killing of a toddler has been charged with murder in the death of an infant a year earlier, and authorities said Friday that they think she may have killed up to 60 young children around...

 

3 Texas deaths underscore the dangers of storm chasing

DALLAS (AP) — As a powerful storm system swept across Texas, storm chasers raced to record its fury and witness a tornado. But one such pursuit ended tragically when three men were killed as their vehicles collided at a rural crossroads. An SUV...

 

$2.8B deal latest land acquisition in energy-rich Permian

DALLAS (AP) — An Austin-based driller said this week that it's buying about 71,000 acres of land in the energy-rich Permian Basin for $2.8 billion, becoming the latest energy company to make a major investment in the region. Parsley Energy said in...

 

Texas investors build bunker homes for doomsday scenario

DALLAS (AP) — A Texas investor group is planning for a doomsday scenario by building a $300 million luxury community replete with underground homes and air-lock blast doors designed for people worried about a dirty bomb or other disaster. The...

 

Report: Misconduct at A&M campus led to animal mistreatment

DALLAS (AP) — Infighting and poor oversight, including an instance of "profound neglect," contributed to the mistreatment of animals at a Texas A&M University campus, according to federal and university reports. Texas A&M University in Commerce,...

 

Ex-Baylor official: School undermined sex assault probes

DALLAS (AP, Oct. 5, 2016) — The former Title IX coordinator at Baylor University said Wednesday that top campus leaders undermined her efforts to investigate sexual assault claims and were more concerned with protecting the Baylor "brand" than the...

 

Dallas project shows change in strategy in homeless care

DALLAS (AP, posted Sept. 14, 2016) — Orderly lines of small homes in the shadow of Interstate 30 in Dallas are a sign that Texas is embracing a national trend of giving the homeless permanent, subsidized housing and augmenting it with support...

 

Dallas County DA Hawk resigns after bouts of mental illness

DALLAS (AP) — The Dallas County district attorney resigned her position as the top prosecutor in the nation's ninth most populous county Tuesday just a month after returning to work following her third inpatient treatment for mental illness. Since...

 

Hundreds of Texas cases jeopardized after evidence destroyed

DALLAS (AP, Sept. 2, 2016) – Hundreds of criminal cases in the Houston area are in jeopardy after a deputy constable destroyed more than 20,000 pieces of evidence while cleaning out a crammed property room, authorities said Friday. Harris County...

 

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